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Remember Curves, the friendly fitness studio that became a favorite of every 90s mom? A similar kind of personalized circuit training is making a comeback in Atlanta—and it’s hoping to attract moms and gym rats alike.
“Every time I watched the show, I would think, ‘I can do that!’” Atlantan Mindy Hylton says. “The more I watched it, the more I wanted to prove to myself that I could do it.”
Kyle and Brent Pease are many things: brothers, Ironman triathletes and philanthropic leaders. Now, with the release of Beyond the Finish, they can add "memoir authors" to their list of achievements.
Maybe I'd lost my mind, given that I’d willingly stepped inside a 125-degree infrared sauna for a 30-minute isometrics class at HOTWORX in Atlanta, led by an instructor on a screen.
On Super Bowl Saturday, Torch Fitness hosted a free football-themed workout session at the W Atlanta-Midtown Hotel that leaned heavy on the squats, but high-energy instructors kept the crowd moving.
Like an increasing number of fitness studios, MADabolic, which has a location in Old Fourth Ward, builds rest intervals into its high-intensity workouts. They call it “metabolic conditioning,” or “met-con.”
When Laquisha and Kariim Smith opened their first gym together in Atlanta, they literally lived there, sleeping on a futon the floor. A decade later, Body by Kariim Fitness boasts dozens of clients and a strong social media following.
Drag performer Alaska Thunderf*ck, in Atlanta for a Pride-weekend show, shares her thoughts on exercise, meditation, and the rigors of “bucking and twirling onstage.”